First of all lets just say… “OMG STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II LOOKS SO GOOD”
OK, my fanboy behavior out of the way, lets talk about the game we were shown during EA’s Press Conference yesterday.
We all know what happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away above the forest moon of Endor. As a massive attack raged in space around the second Death Star, Rebel pilots flew through the battle station’s winding superstructure and destroyed the Empire’s most powerful weapon. The Alliance and their Ewok allies celebrated as jubilation spread to the far corners of the galaxy.
But the destruction of the Death Star wasn’t the end of the war… Endor was only the beginning. And it’s during this violent period of uncertainty and turmoil that Inferno Squad set out to fulfill their destiny and avenge their Emperor.
Inferno Squad is an Imperial special-ops team, trained as both deadly starfighter pilots and elite commandos. Deeply committed to the rule of law, Inferno Squad is an Imperial shield against the chaotic threat represented by the Rebel Alliance. Fearless in the face of sedition, they strike unseen and then fade back into the darkness of deep space. As the story of Star Wars Battlefront II opens, you’ll accompany them on a journey though the Empire’s final, desperate hour.
Inferno Squad crisscrosses the galaxy aboard the Imperial Raider Corvus, traveling to where their highly-refined skills are most needed. Through the story of Star Wars Battlefront II, their exploits will bring them face to face with some of the New Republic’s most famous heroes… and also with some of the dark side’s most sinister agents.
EA will be hosting in-game events, quests, and challenges to keep things fresh. There are also going to be Seasons, the first of which releases in December inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Every player who owns Star Wars Battlefront II will have access to the same iconic characters, planetary conflicts, sleek starfighters, and epic space battles throughout the entirety of the post-release support period. This starts with the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Season coming this December, where all Star Wars Battlefront II players will get access to Finn, Captain Phasma, the new planet Crait, and more.
These new heroes will come with new Star Cards as well. Star Wars Battlefront II players will also be able to customize their favorite heroes and classes using Star Cards, which come in four rarities: Common, Uncommon, Rare, and Epic – all of which can be earned through play. Completing the in-game quests and challenges, taking part in events, and opening Crates can all grant Star Cards, which allow you to further customize your trooper, hero, and starfighter abilities.
Players who pre-order will also receive exclusive Star Wars: The Last Jedi content including:
- Exclusive Star Wars: The Last Jedi outfits for Kylo Ren and Rey
- Instant access to six hero and starfighter epic Star Cards
- Kylo Ren: Power Reach and Solid Freeze
- Rey: Far Sight and Deep Mind
- Starfighters: Enhanced Auxiliary Power and First Order ship upgrade
- Instant access to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Millennium Falcon with updated sounds and appearance
This content will be available for everyone who pre-orders, no matter which version you plan on playing. Additionally, pre-orders of the Star Wars Battlefront II: Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition Deluxe Edition come with three-day early access to Star Wars Battlefront II and upgraded versions of all four trooper classes**.
Star Wars Battlefront II launches on November 17 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Origin for PC.